Egmar Gonçalves

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Egmar Gonçalves
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-08-15) 15 August 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Vila Velha, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Serra
2000–2006 Home United 190 (152)
2007 Desportiva Ferroviária 9 (4)
National team
2002–2006 Singapore 15 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Egmar Gonçalves (born 15 August 1970 in Vila Velha, Brazil) is a Singaporean former professional soccer player. He had changed his nationality to Singaporean in 2002, under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme, in order to play for the Singapore national football team.

Club career[edit]

In his time with Home United FC, Gonçalves scored a total of 239 S.League goals in 11 S.League seasons and was the first recipient of the 100 S.League goals award in 2001, although he had managed 107 by the end of that season. He reached the 100 goals mark in a hat-trick against SAFFC in a 4-0 win. It was due to S.League deciding not to include the inaugural Singapore Cup goals as it was known as League Cup but backtracked on it later. He was also awarded the 200 S.League goals award in 2004 which he reached the mark, in a hat-trick again, against Sinchi in a 5-1 win.

Gonçalves was the top scorer in the S.League in 2004 and joint top scorer with Indra Sahdan Daud in the AFC Cup in 2004.

In January 2007, Gonçalves returned to Brazil in after failing to agree a new contract with Home United.

He was the all-time topscorer in the S.League until Mirko Grabovac later overtook his place.

He played for Desportiva Capixaba in Espírito Santo state and then retired.

International career[edit]

Gonçalves failed to make any impact for Singapore at international level and was one of the unsuccessful players in the foreign talent scheme endorsed by the Football Association of Singapore, although he is well remembered for scoring in the 4-2 away defeat against Iraq in the 2007 Asian Cup qualifying campaign.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gonçalves lives in Vila Velha city, Brazil, with his wife and children.

National team career statistics[edit]

Goals for Senior National Team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
October 11, 2006 Al Ain City, UAE  Iraq 2-4 Lost 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification



Home United


  • 100 S.League Goals: 2001
  • 200 S.League Goals: 2004
  • S.League Top Scorer Award: 2004
  • AFC Cup Top Scorer Award: 2004


  1. ^ Saaid, Hamdan (2007-03-21). "Asian Nations Cup 2007 - Qualifying - Match Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 

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